By Jack Sercu
BWI was established in March of 2016, with a mission to help put an end to the 22 vets that take their lives every day.
Their method of doing that is tattoo therapy. Founder and CEO Brian Conwell was moved to start BWI after tattoo therapy helped him cope with many of the issues he sustained in 10 years in the Army.
Once a veteran contacts BWI, it coordinates payments for a local tattoo shop to give the veteran a tattoo, using the money they raise. Leading up to the tattoo, Conwell has lots of vet-to-vet conversations. Following that, the veteran goes in themselves, meets with the artist, then designs and receives the tattoo.
You can donate your time and materials to make a tattoo free for the veteran, which is also tax deductible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in doing so.
You can donate your service which is also tax deductible, and results earns your business BWI-preferred status. Perks also include free advertising on social media and and radio. Contact the above email address if interested.
Attend a local fundraiser like the Halloween Fundraiser in Phoenix, AZ this Saturday, October 29th (details below), or the America Helping Our Veterans, Our Heroes event on November 19th in Greenville, South Carolina.
You can still buy tickets to the raffles that will take place at the fundraisers. Get yours from anywhere around the country by emailing email@example.com Prizes include a shotgun and other items.
Donate to their GoFundMe
Tattoos are very important to veterans, and they serve as a tangible form of expression, allowing them to express their feelings, previous events or anything else they would like to. In addition to coordinating tattoos, BWI serves as a friend and mentor to the veterans if they are struggling.